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“I love this technology and community:” Square launches a new bitcoin unit

“Vires in numeris.” In Latin, strength in numbers. That appears to be the motto of a new initiative at Square, the payments company run by Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey, as per its fresh Twitter account. Dorsey, who also leads Square, said the firm is hiring to build out the team for Square Crypto, per a …

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On-chain activity under the microscope: Poyo returns with a vengeance, Cosmos validators play Prisoner’s Dilemma

Infamous Poyo returns, profiting from invalid market creation Augur is a permissionless prediction market platform, allowing any user to create derivatives markets and any user to buy and sell shares in those markets. On Feb. 2, ether locked in Augur reached an all-time high of 14,632: open interest has since fallen by ~72%. Source: https://mikemcdonald.github.io/eth-defi/ …

10 h
ETH
Understanding Plasma, Part 2: Make Plasma Fungible Again

In Part 1, we kicked off the Plasma research journey, the quest for a high-throughput payment system that retains the security of the Ethereum chain with only occasional, constant-size on-chain transactions. We left off at the Plasma Cash construction, which gave us many of the features we sought, though brought with it two big downsides: Plasma Cash “coins” are effectively non-fungible tokens (restricting the flexibility of payment denominations), and it requires users to store a large, ever-growing data-set.

10 h
BTC
Decred, an experiment in on-chain governance

Decred’s origin story traces back to two distinct points: an obscure Bitcointalk post in April 2013 and a blog post introducing an alternative Bitcoin full-node implementation, dubbed btcd, in May 2013. The people behind these two posts would soon come to work together to create Decred, a cryptocurrency with a built-in governance system.

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BitGo brings on early IEX employee from CoinList to forge relationships with Wall Street

Rob Salman, the trading veteran and early IEX employee, has found a new home in the cryptocurrency world.  The former head of business development at CoinList, the token sale platform, joined crypto custody provider BitGo as its new head of business development, reporting to CEO Mike Belshe. The Block first reported on Salman joining CoinList …

13 h
Blockchain may lead to faster and more efficient payment solutions, JPMorgan’s Karpovich says

JPMorgan’s Global Head of eCommerce Solutions Ron Karpovich said in his interview with CNBC’s Squawk Box he believes there is a partnership rather than competition between crypto disruptors and financial institutions. In his point of view, crypto disruptors always need to use banks to move funds. Since the banking sector does not have large margins, …

13 h
Cumberland’s business development head James Radecki set to depart firm

James Radecki, the three-piece suit wearing Wall Street veteran, is leaving Cumberland, the cryptocurrency OTC shop run by Chicago-based DRW, the firm said in a statement to its counter-party clients this week. Radecki, who joined Cumberland over a year ago following his retirement from Goldman Sachs, was hired as global head of business development. Cumberland …

15 h
BTC
VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin ETF receives mostly negative comments from the public

Six out of seven comments submitted to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission regarding VanEck/SolidX Bitcoin exchange-traded fund rulemaking have been negative. Most urged the SEC to decline the ETF. The comments were filed between Feb. 13 and March 12. Most of the respondents voice similar concerns—they refer to bitcoin’s volatility and say the cryptocurrency …

16 h
This man is taking on the Australian government, hoping to relax its stance on crypto

Between restless nights with his three-week old newborn, Alex Saunders is preparing his pitch to the Australian Treasury. In the coming months, he is hoping a series of meetings with top officials will be enough to soothe the government’s increasingly sceptical attitude towards crypto, and help them meticulously distinguish between the good, the bad, and …

19 h
Caspian partners with Deribit to offer crypto options and futures trading to institutions

Caspian announced Wednesday a partnership with futures exchange Deribit to offer its options and futures products on its trading platform, according to a press release. Derivatives have become an increasingly attractive product for big traders, with CME currently leading the front on bitcoin futures in the U.S. and newcomers like Bakkt and ErisX hoping to …

19 h
Skeptic’s lens: ICOs are dead, make way for IEOs

I moderated two panels in Hong Kong at TOKEN2049 — one about regulations and one about stablecoins. The main reason why I visited Hong Kong, though, was to get a better sense of the sentiment around crypto in Asia. And just as expected, it’s vastly different than in the West.  Arjun already summarized his thoughts, which were …

21 h
BNB
Huobi launches a Binance Launchpad competitor

Huobi Global is launching its new project—Huobi Prime, the company announced in a Medium post. The new coin launch platform will go live on March 26 with TOP Network being the first project available token. The platform will be available for both personal and professional use. The announcement states “individual purchases made through Huobi Prime …

21 h
Overstock not to sell retail business, plans blockchain business growth

Overstock planned on selling its retail business this year in order to embrace blockchain fully. However, it seems the company might not be making that move anytime soon. Patrick Byrne, Overstock CEO, discussed its potential profitability during Overstock’s Q4 2018 earnings conference call, CoinTelegraph writes. According to Byrne, retail is going to bring substantial revenue in …

22 h
ETH
Charting the State of DeFi: Is Maker too big to fail?

Summary While the Ethereum community has largely embraced Decentralized Finance (DeFi), volumes — and in turn product fit — have been captured early on by lending use-cases. Within non-custodial lending protocols, it’s hard not to acknowledge the predominant presence Maker has in terms of borrowing volumes, ETH posted as collateral, and even the growth in …

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BNB
Binance to offer “cash for bitcoin” gateway via 1300 Australian newsstands

The world’s largest crypto exchange, Binance, is marking its debut in Australia with the launch of a cash-to-bitcoin service, Binance Lite, according to a press release.   KYC-verified Australians will be able to make an order for bitcoin before depositing cash at one of the 1300 partner newsstands across the country, for a 5 percent commission fee …

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